Department of Surgery

Walter E. Rizzoni, MD, FACS

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery

Dr. Walter E. Rizzoni has been with UPMC Hamot since 2007 and is Chief of the Division of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery. His practice encompasses open vascular and endovascular surgery, as well as adult cardiac and thoracic surgery. He earned his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine and trained in general surgery at Boston University Hospitals and at Loma Linda University Hospital. He has completed fellowships in surgical oncology at the National Cancer Institute, in vascular surgery at the Carolinas Medical Center, and in cardiothoracic surgery also at the Carolinas Medical Center. He holds board certification in both vascular and cardiothoracic surgery.

Education & Training

  • BS, Boston University
  • MD, Boston University School of Medicine
  • General Surgery Residency, Boston University Medical Center
  • General Surgery Residency, Loma Linda University Medical Center
  • Vascular Surgery Fellowship, Carolinas Medical Center
  • Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery Fellowship, Carolinas Medical Center

Research, Clinical, and/or Academic Interests

Clinical interests

  • Open and percutaneous peripheral vascular surgery
  • Surgery of the carotid artery
  • Open and endovascular aneurysm surgery
  • Adult cardiac surgery
  • Vein laser procedures for varicose veins

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